Yolanda CubaGroup Chief Digital and Fintech Officer at MTN
Yolanda Zuleka Cuba is a transformational and accomplished business leader – who is widely regarded across the African continent. Her career has spanned several reputable sectors including telecommunications, FMCG and investments. Yolanda joined Vodafone Ghana as Chief Executive Officer in May, 2016, from Vodacom South Africa where she was the Director of Strategy and New Business. Ms. Cuba also previously served as Executive Director of Strategy & Business Support at the South African Breweries Limited (SAB), a subsidiary of SABMiller. She has also held Directorship positions at New Bond Capital and Mvelaphanda Strategic Investments (Proprietary) Limited; where she became one of the youngest Chief Executive Officers ever of a JSE-listed company. In 2008, Yolanda was selected as one of the Young Global Leaders in an initiative by the World Economic Forum and named as one of the “20 Youngest Powerful Women in Africa” by Forbes Magazine in 2011. She is South African and has degrees in Statistics and Accounting from the Universities of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. She is also an alumnus of the INSEAD International Executive Programme and still serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Barclays Africa Group Limited.